2014 Kia Forte EX First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2014 Kia Forte - Road Test Specs

2014 Kia Forte Sedan

(2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2014 Kia Forte EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
Vehicle TypeProduction
Estimated MSRP$18,600
Assembly locationHwasung, South Korea


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, direct-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,999/122
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)11.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)173 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)154 @ 4,700
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 4.21; II = 2.64; III = 1.8; IV = 1.39; V = 1.00; VI = 0.77; R = 3.39
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.10


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearSemi-independent twist-beam axle, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)14.5
Tire make and modelNexen CP671
Tire typeAll-season
Tire sizeP215/45R17 (87H) M+S front and rear
Wheel size17-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, front11-inch ventilated discs with two-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear10.3-inch solid discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Fuel Consumption

Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)13.2

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionAM/FM/CD/MP3/SiriusXM six-speaker audio system
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB and aux-in jacks
Satellite radioStandard with three-month complimentary subscription
Rear seat video and entertainmentNot available
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional with 7-inch display screen
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Standard
Smart entry/StartOptional ignition
Parking aidsStandard back-up camera
Blind-spot detectionNot available
Adaptive cruise controlNot available
Lane-departure monitoringNot available
Collision warning/avoidanceNot available
Night VisionNot available

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,857
Length (in.)179.5
Width (in.)70.1
Height (in.)56.5
Wheelbase (in.)106.3
Turning circle (ft.)34.8
Legroom, front (in.)42.2
Legroom, rear (in.)35.9
Headroom, front (in.)39.1
Headroom, rear (in.)37.3
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.1
Shoulder room, rear (in.)54.9
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)14.9
Ground clearance (in.)5.5


Bumper-to-bumper5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain10 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles

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